Northern Opportunity Works
Northern Opportunity Works (NOW) is an affiliate of Northland Counseling Center that offers vocational rehabilitation services to persons 18 years and older who have serious and persistent mental illness. We assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining suitable employment based on their personal strengths and preferences.
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Peer Support Specialist Program
A peer support specialist works as a team member to address feelings of stigma, social isolation, personal loss and other mental health barriers by modeling wellness and demonstrating personal responsibility, self-advocacy and hopefulness throughout the recovery journey.
By sharing perspectives of their lived mental health experiences, a peer support specialist builds a relationship and focuses on the strengths and potential of each person along the path of recovery.
PSS services can be provided wherever life happens—in the home, in the community or at our office. Services are a Medicaid billable. Our PSS team members are State Certified Peer Specialists.
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Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are mental health services which are rehabilitative and enable the recipient to develop and enhance life skills affected by mental illness symptoms.
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Kiesler is a peer driven community support program for adults recovering from mental illness in Itasca County. It is a place for member to gain self-esteem, job skills and a place to belong. Members and staff work side by side to manage the daily activities and maintenance at the building. Members have the opportunity to socialize, gain work skills, build friendships, gain cooking skills, and much more. There is no insurance coverage, fee, or any other financial source needed to become a member.
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Family Peer Support
As a parent or caregiver raising a child with mental health needs, you need someone in your corner. Our Family Peer Support program is here to help you advocate and communicate the needs of your child better. We will empower you with the resources you need in alignment with your specific hopes and goals.
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